LIVING IN NURSING HOMES WITH PERSISTENT SEVERE PAIN
41.2% of nursing home residents who have pain on their first assessment
experienced moderate daily pain or excruciating pain on their
second assessment conducted 60 to 180 days later. The map below
shows how this adjusted rate varies across the United States.
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2001 - US Average 41.63
2000 - US Average 41.73
1999 - US Average 41.48
this quality indicator among three other cohorts:
with terminal illness documents on the MDS.
cognitively intact and able to report on their pain.
with a diagnosis of cancer.
At the first
time period, 43.4% of nursing home residents had any level of
pain. Of those persons who are terminally ill, 44.3% had moderate
daily or excruciating pain. Persistent severe pain was found at
a rate of 48.3% among persons able to report on pain and 46.7%
among those with cancer diagnosis.